How long your recovery will take depends on your personal goals, your general physical condition, and the nature of your shoulder surgery. Many patients experience "ups and downs" during recovery, so don’t be discouraged if this happens. The most critical period is the first few days and weeks as you move toward resuming your goals. You will be guided by your physician and your therapist. On your first follow-up visit, you may receive new and/or additional instructions.
Medications: Take as prescribed.
As you might expect, your body will react to shoulder surgery in one or more ways. These are typical:
Please accept these reactions as normal, but be ready to call your physician if any of the items below occurs or if you are concerned.